The Latin American Program marked the 25th anniversary of its Transitions from Authoritarian Rule initiative while launching a new comparative project to study the progress of emerging democracies around the globe.
Dr. Cynthia J. Arnson commented on Hugo Chávez health and the emotional sensation that his absence is having in Venezuela.
This report explores key issues in the U.S.-Latin American relationship in the context of recent political and economic changes in the region. It is based on a conference cosponsored by the Latin American Program of the Wilson Center, the Council of the Americas, and the Council of American Ambassadors.
Latin American Program in the News: Narcos, políticos, policías, evasores y drogadictos: ¿por dónde empezar?
Latin American Program Global Scholar Juan Carlos Garzón was interviewed on efforts to combat drug trafficking in this article. This article is in Spanish.
This essay introduces the concept of the “rebellion” of criminal networks” to explain the current dynamic of and context within which organized crime operates. The author also outlines the changes that have fostered the emergence of local markets for illegal drugs. The essay concludes with ten recommendations.
Wilson Center scholar Lucía Dammert authors an opinion piece for Informe Regional de Desarrollo Humano about the criminal phenomenon in Latin America, and how the daily lives of Latin Americans are impacted by ineffectual government and a rising crime rate. She discusses the need for political change in order to achieve citizen security in the region. This article is in Spanish.
This report discussed the debate about the systems of defense in the region at the conference held on September 26, 2002 in Buenos Aires as part of the project "Creating Community in the Americas."